Slightly exhausted start to KrasnoyarskSeptember 12, 2019 in Russia ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C
We boarded our TST for night 3 arriving slightly wet despite our walk from the hotel being only 5 mins.
This time we were in quite an old train carriage with slightly less room for our bags but we shoved them under the bunks with a bit of effort.
We were then joined by a 50yr old male jeweller ( despite requesting female only carriages for safety) who had v limited English but was keen to chat. This turned out to be hilarious as we lost google translate half way through a “conversation”.
Just before we were due to leave a 65 yr old woman joined us and appeared a little perplexed that she was in the top bunk but didn’t ask to swap so we weren’t sure re the etiquette of offering to change bunks so we stayed put. How I wish I had swapped!! All night she was up and down at least every hour and obviously found the ladder inconvenient as she choose to use the table to climb right over my face!!
Luckily we arrived at Krasnoyarsk at 08.45am after neither of us had much sleep.
We then spent the next 45 mins walking around in circles in the rain trying to find our accommodation which wasn’t helped by a loss of google maps due to the rain!!
Finally a lovely Russian girl phoned the accommodation and walked us to a door we had walked past x 2!!
The apartment looked nothing like booking.com but it’s clean and warm and we have now just come out for breakfast- it is 6 degs celsius which has taken us both my surprise- that’s Siberia for u!Read more